New Delhi, March 8: The Government of India has not yet decided on paying the minimum basic salary demanded by Central government employees beyond 7th Pay Recommendations. However, it is considering automatic pay revision mechanism when Dearness Allowance (DA) will rise above 50 percent. Sources said the government might take decisions on raising the salaries of central government employees when DA would rise above 50 percent. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year
Reports said that government might want to strike balance between inflation and the salaries of central government employees. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
Sen Times reported that the government will not use the mechanism of pay commission every 10 years to hike the salaries of government employees. The department of expenditure will regularly monitor salaries and allowances in accordance with inflation. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly
The department of expenditure will submit reports for pay hike when DA will rise 50 per cent to the Finance Minister. There salaries and allowances can be increased after reviewing the report.
The 7th pay commission recommendations were implemented in 2016. The Central government employees minimum salary was made Rs 18,000 with a fitment factor 2,57 times. The employees however were demanding minimum basic pay to be Rs 26,000 with a fitment factor 3.68 times. There were reports that the government was considering making basic pay to be Rs 21,000 with fitment factor 3 times.